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Michael Solomonov

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Six-time James Beard Award Winning Chef; Author of "Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking"

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 Michael Solomonov Biography

Chef Michael Solomonov is the executive chef/co-owner at Zahav, the 2019 James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurant, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel’s culture to Philadelphia. He is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs. In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, and Abe Fisher.

In 2017, Solomonov and his partners opened The Rooster, a crowdfunded restaurant where 100% of the profits go to Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative, which amongst other services provides over 80,000 meals for the needy in Philadelphia.

Some of Solomonov’s accolades include:

• 2017 James Beard Foundation Award winner for “Outstanding Chef“

• 2011 James Beard Foundation Award winner for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic“

• 2012, Food & Wine magazine named him among the country’s top “Empire Builders,” admiring his devotion “to reinventing overlooked cuisines”

• 2014 Eater National Chef of the Year

• 2016 James Beard Foundation Award winner for "Best International Cookbook” and "Book of the Year" for Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

• 2016 James Beard Award nominee, Outstanding Chef

Restaurant Awards/Lists:

• Zahav was awarded 2019 Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation, the #1 restaurant in the country

• In 2018, Food & Wine named Zahav one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years”

• In 2018, Zahav was named to the “The National Eater 38" as one of America’s “38 Essential Restaurants” for the 5th year in a row

• The Rooster was named one of the “Restaurants of the Year” for 2017 by Food & Wine

• The Rooster was named one of the “Top 10 New Restaurants in America for 2017” by GQ Magazine

• Both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff were featured as two of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best New Restaurants, 2014”

• Craig LaBan at the Philadelphia Inquirer rated both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff "Three Bells" and Zahav holds a coveted “Four Bells”

• Zahav voted one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 10 Restaurants of 2018

In 2017, Solomonov and the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) created a partnership to champion Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. Along similar lines, Solomonov starred in the documentary feature film, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine", which explores Israel's culturally diverse culinary landscape. The film is now streaming on Netflix.

Before opening Zahav,Chef Solomonov was the executive chef at Marigold Kitchen which he and business partner Steven Cook co-owned until 2009. Born in Israel and raised in Pittsburgh, Solomonov frequently travels back to Israel. He is also an avid snowboarder, surfer, and overall fitness fanatic.

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Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story

Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

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Michael Solomonov

5 out of 5

Six-time James Beard Award Winning Chef; Author of "Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking"

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Michael Solomonov Biography

Chef Michael Solomonov is the executive chef/co-owner at Zahav, the 2019 James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurant, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel’s culture to Philadelphia. He is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs. In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, and Abe Fisher.

In 2017, Solomonov and his partners opened The Rooster, a crowdfunded restaurant where 100% of the profits go to Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative, which amongst other services provides over 80,000 meals for the needy in Philadelphia.

Some of Solomonov’s accolades include:

• 2017 James Beard Foundation Award winner for “Outstanding Chef“

• 2011 James Beard Foundation Award winner for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic“

• 2012, Food & Wine magazine named him among the country’s top “Empire Builders,” admiring his devotion “to reinventing overlooked cuisines”

• 2014 Eater National Chef of the Year

• 2016 James Beard Foundation Award winner for "Best International Cookbook” and "Book of the Year" for Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

• 2016 James Beard Award nominee, Outstanding Chef

Restaurant Awards/Lists:

• Zahav was awarded 2019 Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation, the #1 restaurant in the country

• In 2018, Food & Wine named Zahav one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years”

• In 2018, Zahav was named to the “The National Eater 38" as one of America’s “38 Essential Restaurants” for the 5th year in a row

• The Rooster was named one of the “Restaurants of the Year” for 2017 by Food & Wine

• The Rooster was named one of the “Top 10 New Restaurants in America for 2017” by GQ Magazine

• Both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff were featured as two of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best New Restaurants, 2014”

• Craig LaBan at the Philadelphia Inquirer rated both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff "Three Bells" and Zahav holds a coveted “Four Bells”

• Zahav voted one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 10 Restaurants of 2018

In 2017, Solomonov and the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) created a partnership to champion Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. Along similar lines, Solomonov starred in the documentary feature film, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine", which explores Israel's culturally diverse culinary landscape. The film is now streaming on Netflix.

Before opening Zahav,Chef Solomonov was the executive chef at Marigold Kitchen which he and business partner Steven Cook co-owned until 2009. Born in Israel and raised in Pittsburgh, Solomonov frequently travels back to Israel. He is also an avid snowboarder, surfer, and overall fitness fanatic.

Michael Solomonov Videos

  • Inspirational Talk | Michael Solomonov: Synchronicity
  • Eden Eats NYC, with chef Mike Solomonov at Zahav
  • Michael Solomonov - Hineni, Here I am

Michael Solomonov Books

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  • How to book Michael Solomonov?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Solomonov for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Solomonov, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Solomonov or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Solomonov?

    Booking fees for Michael Solomonov, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Solomonov, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Solomonov?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Solomonov for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Solomonov for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Solomonov or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Solomonov or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Solomonov is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Solomonov for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Michael Solomonov generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Katsuji Tanabe, Richard Blais, Duff Goldman and Aly Raisman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Solomonov for an upcoming event.

Michael Solomonov Speaker Videos

  • Inspirational Talk | Michael Solomonov: Synchronicity
    Eden Eats NYC, with chef Mike Solomonov at Zahav
  • Michael Solomonov - Hineni, Here I am
    TEDxPhilly - Michael Solomonov - A chef's story

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